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New WorkSafe guides on preventing and responding to sexual harassment at work

01 November 2018

WorkSafe has published a new sexual harassment toolkit for workplaces.

The toolkit includes:

  • A guide for businesses on preventing and responding to sexual harassment at work.
  • A guide for workers on how a business must manage health and safety risks, including sexual harassment, and what workers should do if they encounter, experience, or are accused of sexual harassment.
  • An example of a sexual harassment policy that can be used as a template.
  • A reporting form template that can be used by workers to report sexual harassment to their businesses.
  • Examples of sexual harassment.

WorkSafe says harassment, sexual harassment and bullying are common work risks. Managing these risks and all other work risks is a requirement for businesses.

"Businesses must recognise their risks and have clear processes in place to handle them. This includes creating a culture that identifies appropriate behaviour and values people being able to speak up easily, and have speedy resolution of allegations," it says.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019